Euro Flashback: Iconic Moments That Shaped the Tournament (Before You Bet on Euro Betting Odds!)

Euro Flashback: Iconic Moments That Shaped the Tournament (Before You Bet on Euro Betting Odds!)

Excitement electrifies the air as the Euro 2024 approaches! Before you lock in your picks based on the current Euro betting odds, let’s take a nostalgic journey through the annals of Euro history.

These legendary moments have shaped the tournament’s legacy and continue to inspire fans and players alike.


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Betting Euro History

With England leading the pack as favorites for Euro 2024, and powerhouses like France, Germany, and Spain vying for glory, the upcoming competition promises to be a thriller.

However, appreciating the Euro’s rich history adds another dimension to the experience.

Analyzing past triumphs and heartbreaks can help you connect with the tournament’s spirit and potentially inform your Euro betting odds selections.

The Euro Cup kicks off on June 14. From June 14 through July 14, the best international soccer teams in Europe throw down for every four year UEFA Euro title.

England is the solid favorite to win Euro 2024 followed by rival France, host Germany, and Spain.

Before diving into the Euros, we thought it a cool idea to revisit some of the greatest moments in Euro Cup history.

Check out six of the top moments in the second most popular soccer tournament on the planet.


Most Memorable Moments in Euro History

Italy Wins a Semifinal Contest Over the Soviet Union Via a Coin Toss

Before penalty kicks there was a coin.

At the 1968 Euros, the Italians and the Soviet Union played to a 0-0 draw in a terrific quarterfinals matchup.

Back then, the Euros decided the winner in a draw via a, and this sounds crazy, flip of a coin.

Italian captain Giacinto Facchetti called tails and the coin came up tails.

The Italians would go on to beat Yugoslavia 2-0 in the Euro Finals.   

UEFA Euro 1968 Quarterfinals

Italy 0 – 0 Soviet Union
5 June 1968 | Naples, Campania, Italy


Ricardo Stops Vassell’s Penalty Shot in 2004

There was massive drama at the 2004 Euros.

Host Portugal faced favored England in the quarterfinals.

As England’s Darius Vassell stepped up to take a key shot in the penalty shootout, Portuguese goalie Ricardo took off his gloves.

Taking off his gloves so startled Vassell, that the English player delivered a poor, weak shot that Ricardo blocked.

Ricardo then took things into his own hands by sending a game winning penalty past English goal keeper David James, propelling Portugal to the semifinals.

UEFA Euro 1992 Quarterfinals

Portugal 2 (6) – (5) 2 England
24 June 2004 | Lisbon, Portugal


Denmark Upsets Germany to Win the Title in 1992

Upsets at the Euros don’t often happen.

So when Denmark beat Germany to win the title in 1992, it turned many heads.

The key play during the Danes eventual title winning run was when Peter “The Great Dane” Schmeichel stopped Dutch legend Marco van Basten’s penalty shot.

Denmark made all 5 of their penalty shots to take the next step onto the final.

UEFA Euro 1992 Final

Denmark 2 – 0 Germany
26 June 1992 | Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg


The Most Amazing Goal in International Soccer History from Holland’s Marco van Basten

Marco van Basten provided what many soccer fans consider the greatest goal in international soccer history.

Facing the Soviet Union in the final at the 1988 Euro Championship, the Netherlands was at the top of their game.

But it was van Basten’s amazing goal that sealed the deal.

A lofted pass over the USSR defense went to van Basten to the back post.

Instead of securing the ball, van Basten rose in the air and kicked it into the net.

The amazing shot secured a 2-0 lead and the Netherlands a Euro Cup title.

UEFA Euro 1988 Final

Soviet Union 0 – 2 Netherlands
25 June 1988 | Olympiastadion, Munich


Spain Dominates from 2008 to 2012

From 2008 through 2012 no team on planet Earth was as dominant as Spain.

The Spaniards obliterated every foe they faced.

They did so in both Euro Cup championships as well as their 2010 World Cup opponents.

The names will go down in history: Xavi, David Villa, Fernando Torres, Sergio Ramos, Juan Mata, etc.

No international team so thoroughly commanded soccer fans’ attention like the Spanish squads from 2008 through 2012.

UEFA Euro 2008 Final

Germany 0 – 1 Spain
29 June 2008 | Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna

UEFA Euro 2012 Final

Spain 4 – 0 italy
4 July 2004 | Estádio da Luz, Lisbon


Greece Wins the Euro Cup in 2004

Greece beating host Portugal at the 2004 Euro Cup Final might be the most amazing incident in the history of soccer.

The Greeks aren’t known for having a powerhouse soccer team.

Greece hadn’t made a Euro Cup appearance since 1980.

The Greeks finished second in their group behind Portugal.

Greece upset France in the quarterfinals, the Czech Republic in the semis, and then handed Portugal a loss in the final.

UEFA Euro 2004 Final

Portugal 0 – 1 Greece
1 July 2012 | Olympic Stadium, Kyiv


Next Games in the UEFA European Championship

2024 EURO Schedule

Matchup   Game Home
Friday, June 14, 2024
Germany   v  Scotland 3:00 PM FOX
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Hungary   v  Switzerland 9:00 AM
Spain   v  Croatia 12:00 PM FOX
Italy   v  Albania 3:00 PM FOX
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Poland   v  Netherlands 9:00 AM FS1
Slovenia   v  Denmark 12:00 PM FS1
Serbia   v  England 3:00 PM FOX
Monday, June 17, 2024
Romania   v  Ukraine 9:00 AM
Belgium   v  Slovakia 12:00 PM FS1
Austria   v  France 3:00 PM FOX
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Turkey   v  Georgia 12:00 PM
Portugal   v  Czechia 3:00 PM FOX
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Croatia   v  Albania 9:00 AM FS1
Germany   v  Hungary 12:00 PM FS1
Scotland   v  Switzerland 3:00 PM FOX
Thursday, June 20, 2024
Slovenia   v  Serbia 9:00 AM FS1
Denmark   v  England 12:00 PM FS1
Spain   v  Italy 3:00 PM FOX

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EURO 2024 Odds to Win

Team Odds
England +300
France +340
Germany +550
Spain +700
Portugal +800
Italy +1600
Belgium +1600
Netherlands +1600
Denmark +3500
Croatia +4000

EURO 2024 Odds to Win

Team Odds
Turkey +5000
Switzerland +6500
Serbia +8000
Austria +8000
Scotland +8000
Hungary +8000
Ukraine +10000
Poland +10000
Czech Republic +15000
Romania +20000



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